Health Coaching is a fast growing, specialist form of coaching which enables people to reach their full ‘health potential’.
The worldwide health crisis
And with today’s spiralling worldwide health statistics for both communicable and non-communicable diseases, health coaches are needed now, more than ever. Health coaching is growing fast in the UK, and worldwide.
IN 2009 THE WORLD HEALTH ORGANISATION LISTED NON- COMMUNICABLE DISEASES AS ONE OF THE TOP 10 THREATS TO GLOBAL HEALTH
Non-communicable diseases (NCDs), also known as chronic diseases: include cancer, diabetes, cardiovascular disease, respiratory disease and Alzheimer’s and are often referred to as ‘lifestyle’ diseases. These are diseases that are directly impacted by our lifestyles and are in many cases preventable.
“Health coaching is on the cusp of being a significant new trend in workplaces due to the changing nature of health needs and the opportunities afforded by health technologies.”
Why health coaching is the solution
Health Coaching is finally receiving the acknowledgement it deserves, as a powerful way for people to get control of their health and transform the quality of their lives
Despite billions being poured into products and services over the last few decades to try and solve spiralling health issues, it’s only now when a behavioural change process in finally being adopted as mainstream within health, that we can see the significant impact Health Coaching has and the potential it has to prevent and even reverse these issues.
“A qualitative evaluation showed the positive impact of health coaching on diabetes, weight loss and mood, as well as on the wider determinants of health such as social isolation.”